The MBA Trackpad Button Poll!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by dubhe, Apr 3, 2009.


Clickable trackpad or button?

Poll closed Apr 10, 2009.
  1. Clickable

    35 vote(s)
  2. Button

    26 vote(s)
  1. dubhe macrumors 65816


    May 1, 2007
    Norwich, UK
    Ok, I like the MBA trackpad w/ button, I like it more than the clickable trackpad. I have 'tap to click' enabled and find it the perfect balance.

    I know many MBA owners still would prefer a clickable trackpad, let's put it to the vote!
  2. Airforcekid macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2008
    United States of America
    :apple:I perfer the seperate button if rev:C has it im sticking with my B. I find it annoying to scroll and click anywhere.:apple:
  3. Kardashian macrumors 68020


    Sep 4, 2005
    I don't own a MBA, however, I'd want it with the glass trackpad, whether its clickable or not.

    The sheen that develops and the sinking in the centre used to drive me mad.
  4. nph macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2005
    Glass trackpad clicking is too loud and takes too Much force.
    Like the su:cool:rface for sure but the sound... Nope another benefit of Rev B!
  5. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    I'd much prefer it if they left the physical button. I've tried the buttonless trackpad and it just doesn't feel right, and 'tap to click' is something that gets in my way a lot when I use Macs that have it enabled, so why would I like a glass trackpad? Apple should at least give us a choice.
  6. cosmokanga2 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2008
    Canada, where we live in igloos.
    I personally love the new trackpads on the MB and MBP. While I do find clicking to be a bit too loud, the force need to click and the feel are fine. I actually prefer to use my trackpad than my mouse for navigating, however when it comes to PS or Aperture, it still doesn't beat a trackpad. Hope they continue to keep them in their products.
  7. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    I like the buttons v. the trackpad only, but I've been doing the double-tap lately and I've forgotten about the button. lol Oops, I just made the poll 50% - 50%...:eek:
  8. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    I don't have an Air, but the trackpad on my unibody is horrendous. It might just get me to sell it as using a mouse is not always possible, and "using" the new track pad is impossible.
  9. mhnajjar macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2008
    The MBA's button is the best solution. Large area of touchpad with button whenever needed/preferred:)
  10. tsubikiddo macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2008
    Melbourne, AUS
    the current setup works just find
    I am worry if there will be a lot of mis-clicking going on if it turns to the glass trackpad type:p
  11. wolfie macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2008
    i dont understand why people would want to bother pressing the trackpad down hard enough to physically click it?
    ive got rev A macbook air, and regardless of what mac laptop i use next, ill use it the same as i do now, a double tap onto the trackpad without much pressure at all.

    to me, makes no difference, and i never used the button either.
  12. tubbymac macrumors 65816


    Nov 6, 2008
    The glasspad as a clickable button is just one step closer to Steve Jobs' true intent. He probably wants to get rid of the clickable concept entirely with no button at all.

    A button or a clickable touchpad just wastes space in my opinion. Get rid of it entirely and notebooks could be even thinner :)
  13. h.21 macrumors member

    Nov 6, 2008
    Isn't the pressure adjustable with a screw on the bottom?

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